Want to figure out your learning style? Try this questionnaire! Some of the questions were hard for me to answer, but most of them were pretty obvious in my case. Here’s the breakdown of my results.
I’m surprised; I figured I’d definitely be highest on the aural scale, but that’s clearly my lowest. Strange.
Want to know what character trope you are? Quizzy here.
I’m the Villain, apparently, which kind of surprises me. But hey, I’ll take it.
I’m still very much an INTJ. Though this test has me much stronger on the N than any other test ever has (I’m usually just a little bit more on the N side than the S side).
“You have many creative thoughts. You always try to turn your ideas into fact tirelessly reaching your goal that you set for yourself. You can understand the connotative model of the outer world and think with a long-term perspective. Once you make a commitment, you make a plan and accomplish it. You are very independent and skeptical. You always have a high standard no matter if it’s for yourself or other people.”
Yay, an internetz quiz! This one will tell you your Greek God parentage. Because why not.
Your godly parent is Hephaestus, Blacksmith of the Gods, Lord of the fire, forge and volcanoes.
You are brilliant and ingenuous and are known for building your way out of trouble. Children of Hephaestus love science and technology a lot, and end up with hobbies and careers to evidence this. Not unlike Athena, children of Hephaestus can sometimes be so consumed with their ideas and projects that they can neglect their personal responsibilities. Most of the time however, this detachment from society provides concentration and focus to finish their projects faster, whence they would require a break and get back into the world. You might have a reputation from not building many social attachments, but instead sticking to a few people that understand your quirks. Despite your gruff and calculated exterior, you genuinely get along with many people and you would help people out in a heartbeat. You never forget those who have been kind to you, but you are also not quick to give up on grudges much like children of Hades. You are also underestimated by many of your peers, and only gain their respect after having to prove yourself. When disturbed or disrespected, you can use your skills to hurt people but this is very rare.
Creativity, ingenuity, inventiveness, resilience, introversion, insecurity, concentration, kindness
Over the weekend, I was telling Nate about this aptitude test thingy I took in Seattle way back in 2005, ‘cause I was almost done with high school back then and I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go to college/what I wanted to study if I went to college (quite a change from today, eh?). I was trying to remember what all the test were but could only remember about five or six of them.
But this afternoon, when I was looking for a particular picture I had on my compy, I found a scan of my summary results for the tests.
Super handy. Here it is!
Now let’s see if I can remember most of these are…
Graphoria was, as it says, a test of clerical speed. There were two columns of numbers and I had to go though as fast as I could and find the rows where the numbers didn’t match.
I think Ideaphoria involved looking at pictures of both real and abstract objects and thinking up as many uses for them as possible within a small time frame.
Number Series involved looking at a series of numbers and trying to determine which number came next.
I’m pretty sure Number Facility was just a series of basic math problems. I am shocked my score was as high as it was on that one.
Wiggly Block involved—surprise—wiggly blocks that you had to arrange in a solid rectangle as fast as possible.
Paper Folding involved the tester taking a notecard, folding it in multiple ways, then punching a hole through some of the folds. I had to show him on an unfolded notecard where the holes would be without unfolding the punched card. That was way harder than Wiggly Block for me for some reason. Probably because I couldn’t touch the card.
Tonal Memory was kind of like Number Series but with tones. They gave me a set of tones, had me wait for a moment, then played another set of tones and I had to tell if they were the same or not.
Pitch Discrimination is what it sounds like.
Rhythm Memory was like Tonal Memory but with different rhythms rather than different tonal values.
I think Silograms was learning nonsense words and remembering them to use in context, but I can’t remember.
Number Memory iwas a test of how well you could remember a string of numbers. They flashed increasingly long strings of numbers on a screen then took them away, and I had to recall the numbers in the correct order.
Observation involved looking at a picture of like 20 objects for about a minute, then looking at a new picture of those 20 objects where only one thing had changed. I had to point out the change. I was freaking HORRIBLE at this, as you can see.
The two assessments under Artistic Judgment both had to do with looking at pairs of different paintings/designs and pointing out the one in each pair I preferred. These were tests of how well your aesthetic preferences matched those of the “majority”, which can be useful for people who want to go into design or something like that.
Red-Green Vision was a color blindness test.
Color Discrimination was a test in which the tester gave me about 25 slightly different color samples within a very small range (like dark blue to purple) and I had to arrange them from most blue to most purple. There was a blue-purple, a red-orange, and a green-yellow, I think.
The Grip tests just involved squeezing those little hand pressure gauge thingies. This test was to determine if you had some of the necessary physical characteristics for jobs like fireman, policeman, auto worker, etc.
It was super fun. I remember the tester saying that your aptitudes probably won’t change much over your lifespan, but I’ve always wanted to go back and do the tests again just to see. They were fun.
Hey so remember that Advanced Global Personality Test I take like twice a year?
Remember how I keep forgetting to do that twice a year?
WELL I DID IT NOW NOT THAT ANYBODY CARES HURHURHUR.
Trait snapshot (bold ones are ones I agree with): neat freak, organized, worrying, phobic, fears the unknown, irritable, pessimistic, emotionally sensitive, fears chaos, risk averse, fragile, unadventurous, depressed, frequently second guesses self, does not like to stand out, perfectionist, hard working, likes to be alone, clingy, dependent, practical, cautious, takes precautions, good at saving money, suspicious, busy, altruistic
Makes sense. They were really close scores; 10 and 9 respectively.
So I had this thing on my MySpace (REMEMBER THAT NONSENSE?) and for whatever reason I lost it. So here it is again.
Well this looks entertaining.
GOD NO NOT WEST VIRGINIA!
West Virginia bugs me, man. That shape. UGH.
*Looks at neuroticism ranking* Oh yeah, well okay, then. I guess I am a West Virginia.
Edit: If I change my answer on the last question by one number, I’m a New Mexico. Which isn’t too bad. It’s got that foot thingy on the bottom of it and it’s butt-buddies with Arizona.
(One of these days I need to do a blog about how I feel about the 50 states.)
…but I do know my mathematicians.
20/20. Hell yeah.
(Hint: they saved the best for last.)
So remember how I was retaking this test twice a year, once in April and once in September? I think I totally forgot about it for the past two years. But today, for whatever reason, I remembered the test and decided to do it. SO HERE YOU GO.
My results are a lot more polarized than they used to be. Ch-ch-ch-changes…
A Big Five-type test: http://www.signalpatterns.com/personality_survey
Haha. Well. We know what I am, don’t we? I’m surprised I have an “Assertive” circle at all.
“Responsible”, “Buttoned-Down”, “Astute”, “Competent.” I sound like the most boring person ever.
Also, “Excitable” + “Passionate” = me spazzing about R.
Blah, nervous about tomorrow.
Because my head’s being a noisy mess tonight.
“Your vision of the divine is similar to your view of a happy home. As long as everyone knows his or her place, all will be fine. If they step out of line however, you are the first to apply tough love, not with fire and brimstone, but with an unending torrent of guilt-inducing invective and non-stop lecturing.
“You tend to view the world as a generally benign creation that needs a little guidance to keep going in the right direction. Having created the world, you would then spend most of your time as a spiritual cheerleader, giving hope and guidance to those who never quite live up to your expectations.
“You tend to view your creations as unruly children who need a series of chores in order to keep their minds out of trouble. In service to this, you would probably create a religion full of complex ritual and repetition. It is only through a strenuous and exacting course of discipline that your followers can come to know you. If they don’t tow the line, you won’t send them to eternal damnation but rather an eternal boot camp where they can slowly and tediously come to a greater understanding of what it means to fit in.
“You are the god of bureaucrats and politicians, and your afterlife would be one of endless corridors and levels, each one leading to yet another duty that must be fulfilled, yet another loyalty to be proved. As a God, you are just never satisfied.”
Sorry, today’s been boring/long/blah.
Random internet quiz party time!
According to this, I:
- Am fearful and nervous
- Am stiff, unemotional, and not very open to people
- Am passive and indecisive
- Am cold and distant
- Have no problems expressing myself
- Have good intuition with a tendency towards fantasy
- Am unprejudiced and aware of the world and myself
You have to enter your email, but I haven’t gotten any spam from them yet.
Highlights from my summary (aka, the stuff with which I agree):
Your scores indicate you have BANKER/INNOVATOR tendencies. Your unique dominant BANKER core energy causes you to rely upon the following strategies for success and fulfillment. Your cornerstone core value is knowledge, supported by your strong desire to create justice in the world. Having the right information is important to you. You work diligently to gather resources together and save them. You like steady, solid situations with limited change. Life is easier when people and things are reasonably similar. Chaos is your enemy. People and situations should measure up to commitments. When things get messy, you may get testy. You surround yourself with facts, figures and data. Once started, you don’t give up easily. Creation without effective written plans and process description is senseless. Having all of the information is important to you, even the small things. You dislike any waste of resources. You like to be the one who knows; being right and being able to prove it is important to you. Your unique secondary INNOVATOR core energy supports your dominant BANKER core energy.
Your second cornerstone core value is wisdom. Understanding and compassion are central to your life strategy. Strategic thinking is your forte. You see and understand the relative worth of people and things. You can always see another way to put things together. Complicated situations and problems are not a threat to you. Finding the best solution is one of your primary contributions. The power of bankers is in their clear rational processes. They are organized to the nth degree. Banker/innovators are generally quiet, knowledgeable, resourceful, self-directed and steady people.
HA I didn’t forget. I thought I would.
Hahaha, polarized results much? I’m strange.
Trait snapshot: depressed, introverted, neat, needs things to be extremely clean, observer, perfectionist, not self revealing, does not make friends easily, suspicious, irritable, hates large parties, follows the rules, worrying, does not like to stand out, fragile, phobic, submissive, dislikes leadership, cautious, takes precautions, focuses on hidden motives, good at saving money, solitary, familiar with the dark side of life, hard working, emotionally sensitive, prudent, altruistic, heart over mind, unadventurous
This was always one of my favorite theories of personality for some reason.
Hahaha, I’m so pathetically not assertive.
Short blog is short.
I don’t remember how/when I found this, but it’s an interesting little test of your ability to determine quantity ratios.
Combinations of blue and yellow circles are shown to you, each for a fraction of a second, and you have to choose which there are more of—blue circles or yellow circles. They call this ability your “gut number sense” and good performance on the test is apparently correlated with good math performance in school.
Lower Weber fraction = better gut number sense.
I don’t remember if I liked math in elementary school, but I was pretty good at it. I was one of three in my sixth grade class in the advanced math “class” (aka, me and two dudes in a broom closet. All of us with dorky math nicknames. Go St. Mary’s.), and I was pretty good throughout junior high except for Algebra I (though I’m 90% sure my issues in that class stemmed from the fact that I missed a very crucial week due to my grandpa getting sick and my family having to spend a week in Seattle for his hospital stay). I stopped taking high school math after Algebra II ‘cause the teacher was a jerk and I would have had him for both trig and calc.
Also, I had stopped caring about school at that point.
But, as in every other area, there is a difference between ability and effort. So who knows.
Take it, it’s fun!
My Global5/SLOAN type is RLOEI.
I am: withdrawn, loner, moody, dislikes crowds, avoidant, not big on fun, socially unskilled, not that interested in others, overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings frequently, depressed, requires lots of time alone to recharge, socially awkward, hard to get to know, feels defective, averse to change, low self confidence, dislikes small talk, dislikes touchy feely types, private, not prone to complimenting others, driven by own personal gain, pessimistic, self absorbed, indifferent to the feelings of others, does not easily forgive, inflexible, skeptical, embarrassed easily, tense, lower energy level, attracted to things associated with sadness, very suspicious of others, does not believe in human goodness, interested in intellectual pursuits, does not put the welfare of others ahead of self, lonely, not known for generosity, unadventurous, doubting, quick to judge others, discontent, hard to understand, wounded at the core, believes in a logical answer for everything, worrying, uncooperative, agnostic/atheist tendencies, has anxiety, not physically affectionate with most people, feels second place is not good enough, frustrated when people don’t live up to expectations.
I should be a: researcher, scientist, research scientist, scholar, academic, librarian, historian, university professor, astronomer, data analyst, book editor, research assistant, library assistant, genetics researcher, novelist, philosopher, analyst, systems analyst, bookseller, computer scientist, archivist, biotechnology, mathematician, statistician, neurologist, policy analyst, author, museum curator, biologist, strategist, philosophy professor, copy editor, biochemist, research psychologist, technical writer, geneticist, environmental scientist, history professor, archeology, aerospace engineer, information technology, political scientist, physicist, editor, art historian, anthropologist, botanist, forensic scientist, medical researcher, publisher, forensic anthropologist, Egyptologist, freelance writer, paleontologist, biomedical engineer, microbiologist, ecologist, geologist, software developer, software engineer, virologist, computer programmer, chemist, engineer
I boldfaced the ones with which I agree.
Test is here!
Sorry, I love similarminds.com and I am currently insanely bored.
I had a dream last night that in which I gave birth to seven boys.
Woke up, utilized StumbleUpon, and this page was the first one I reached.
The universe is weird.
I would be a Funseeker Mom:
Funseeker Mom is always ready for action with a cooler full of snacks, ice-cold juice boxes and a go-to attitude. She makes the best of any situation, whether it’s a long carpool line or bad year in algebra. And, she never lets the fear of no available parking stop her from heading to the beach or the park with a carful of kids. She’s glass-half-full all the time.
I actually think I’d be a “Spaz Out in the Corner until Child Turns 18 and Leaves House Mom,” but that wasn’t a result on this quiz.